“Though the fig tree does not bud and there is no fruit on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will triumph in Yahweh; I will rejoice in the God of my salvation! Yahweh my Lord is my strength; He makes my feet like those of a deer and enables me to walk on mountain heights!” Habakkuk 3:17-19 HCSB
I woke up this morning stressed, fearful, overwhelmed with problems and responsibilities. Then I remembered I live in a house with heat, I have food and clean water. I have clothes, vehicles, family, friends. I live in a free country. I have a Savior who loves me enough to die for me. He actually did that!
The thing is, we all go through things. We all have problems to deal with. How we deal with them is up to us. We can complain our way through life or we can trust God. That sounds so simple, but it’s an exercise. It seems to get tougher all the time, like weights being added to the barbell.
So when it seems overwhelming, what do we do? I want my automatic response to be trust in God. It’s not quite automatic yet! But I’m working on it. I turn my pleas for help into praise for His faithfulness.
“Abundant peace belongs to those who love Your instruction; nothing makes them stumble.” Psalms 119:165 HCSB